November 25, 2015  

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The College of Arts and Letters at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Park campus will partner with the Mississippi Center for Justice to co-sponsor the 2012 Social Change Film Festival and Institute Monday, Dec. 3.

The 13th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium at The University of Southern Mississippi will be held Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. in the Thad Cochran Center, room 216 on the Hattiesburg campus.

 “Sports Nutrition: Playing a Winning Game” served as the topic of the 3rd Annual Department of Nutrition and Food Systems Seminar held earlier this month at The University of Southern Mississippi. 

More than 80 students, faculty and community members attended the annual seminar which featured elements of nutrition as it relates to various professions and current topics. This year’s seminar featured three sports dietitians -- Jamie Mascari, Rebecca Turner and Tavis Piattoly.

Dr. Katherine Nugent, dean of the College of Nursing at The University of Southern Mississippi, has been elected president of the Southern Educational Board (SREB) Council on Collegiate Education for Nursing.

Before gaining the presidency, Nugent served as vice president and board member.

The organization’s focus is to serve as a proactive advocate for greater excellence and access to nursing education in the 16 SREB states and the District of Columbia.

Rick Cleveland, an award-winning Mississippi sportswriter and University of Southern Mississippi alumnus, will serve as the fall 2012 commencement speaker at his alma mater during two ceremonies Dec. 14 on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Katrina Research Center at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast, along with the Mississippi Humanities Council and Mississippi Gulf Coast artist Lori K. Gordon, announce the exhibition of The Labat Project at the New Orleans African American Museum Nov. 27 – Dec. 28. An opening reception is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 15 from 3-5 p.m.

The University of Southern Mississippi Wind Ensemble, under the direction of Dr. Catherine Rand, presents its second concert of the Fall 2012 semester on Tuesday, Nov. in Bennett Auditorium. The concert, set for 7:30 p.m., will feature two guest conductors and also a premier work for the wind ensemble.

Nothing conveys the holiday spirit more than the festive “Lighting the Way for the Holidays” and “Songfest” events held annually at The University of Southern Mississippi. The public is invited to attend this year’s free festivities, set for Thursday, Nov. 29 at the Hattiesburg campus.


Activities for the 6th Annual “Lighting the Way” program begin at 5 p.m. with performances set to commence at 5:30 p.m. The event is sponsored by the Student Government Association (SGA) at Southern Miss. The 61st Annual Chi Omega Songfest will be held at 6:30 p.m. in Reed Green Coliseum.

University of West Florida President Judy Bense announced Friday the appointment of Dr. Martha Saunders as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Saunders will officially begin on Jan. 2, 2013.

Citing demonstrated leadership, exceptional vision and a bias for action, the Board of Trustees voted unanimously to extend the contract of the Commissioner of Higher Education for four more years.

On Saturday, Nov. 17 chainsaw artist Dayton Scoggins will reshape an ailing live oak on The University Southern Mississippi Hattiesburg campus into a beloved icon.

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Technology Learning Center (TLC) Golden Eagles wheelchair basketball team has captured its first tournament of the 2012-13 season.

The Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies has extended the registration deadline for its Saturday Gifted Studies Program, which will be held from Jan. 19 - March 2, 2013 on the Hattiesburg campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. 

The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast Civic Chorale will perform its annual tradition of rousing audiences with two holiday concerts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. The chorale will feature “Magnificat” and the “Song of Mary,” along with traditional holiday favorites.

Students, faculty, staff and area residents are reminded that The University of Southern Mississippi will hold 2012 Fall Commencement ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 14 at Reed Green Coliseum on the Hattiesburg campus.

Dr. Marie Danforth, professor of anthropology, was recently named The University of Southern Mississippi’s “Teacher of the Year” by the Mississippi Humanities Council.

The University of Southern Mississippi will introduce a monthly book club specifically for youth, ages 12-17, on Nov. 17 at noon at the Hattiesburg Public Library. 

The University of Southern Mississippi, along with VISITHATTIESBURG™ and the Hattiesburg Convention and Tourism Commission, will host the 2012 Leadership Mississippi class for its final excursion on Nov. 15-16.

Members of The University of Southern Mississippi faculty from across disciplines shared highlights of their research with audiences Friday, Nov. 9 during the annual University Research Day program. The event was held at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

The Student Government Association at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast is sponsoring “College Night at the Hard Rock Cafe” in Biloxi Saturday, Nov. 17 from 6 –11 p.m.

Dr. Thomas Payne, associate professor in the School of Criminal Justice at The University of Southern Mississippi, has consulted with the Houston (Texas) Police Department on groundbreaking research into the best methods for conducting eyewitness lineups.

Dr. John Harsh, professor of psychology at The University of Southern Mississippi; Dr. Frances Karnes, distinguished professor and director of the Frances A. Karnes Center for Gifted Studies at Southern Miss, and Patrick Eiers, a graduate student in psychology at the university, recently had a article published in Parenting for High Potential titled Gifted Students and Sleep. The article includes findings regarding gifted students and sleep, along with practical suggestions to help them get enough sleep.

University of Southern Mississippi student Daniel Hinton, a senior chemistry major from Petal, Miss., has been accepted into a new program called “Chemistry Opportunities (CHOPs)" at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Chemistry Department.

The film program at The University of Southern Mississippi Gulf Coast presents "Smokin' Fish," with director and producer Luke Griswold-Tergis as part of the South Arts Southern Circuit Tour of Independent Filmmakers. The screening will be held at Fleming Education Center Auditorium, Gulf Park campus in Long Beach on Friday, Nov. 16 at 6:45 p.m.